Woman Shoots Father Dead, Accuses Him of Sexually Abusing Her as a Child: Police

A woman in Arizona who allegedly fatally shot her father claimed she had been sexually abused by him as a child, according to court documents.

Police in Phoenix were called to reports of a person being shot at a home near 53rd Parkway and Earll Drive at about 10:15 a.m. on Monday, according to the Arizona Republic.

Court documents seen by the network said when officers arrived they found a dead man who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds.

Witnesses told officers Gloria Loreal Reyes, 33, arrived at her parents' home armed with a gun and said she was there to kill her father, documents stated, as reported by the Arizona Republic.

They added that when Reyes was prevented from entering the home by her mother she shot at the ground, then pointed the firearm at her mother and demanded she open the door.

After Reyes gained entry she found her father in the kitchen and allegedly shot him twice, according to the outlet.

Reyes then called 911 and told police about the shooting, and allegedly told the operator about being involved in the apparent crime, revealed documents seen by the Arizona Republic.

She then showed them a gun in her vehicle, which police believed to have been used in the killing, according to the documents seen by the outlet.

In a police interview, Reyes allegedly told officers she forced her way into the home and shot her father.

She also claimed to have been sexually abused by him as a child and said she "killed a monster," according to the Arizona Republic.

"[Reyes] made allegations that her father sexually abused her when she was a child and stated she killed a monster. [Reyes] stated she had never reported the past sexual abuse," court documents said according to Fox10.

According to the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office, Reyes was charged with the following offenses:

  • Two counts related to homicide
  • One count of criminal trespass and burglary
  • Six counts related to weapons and explosives

Reyes is being held on a $1 million bond and a court hearing is set to be held on February 28, according to the Arizona Republic.

Newsweek has contacted the MCSO for comment.

According to the Gun Violence Archive, a database that collects information about shootings from across the U.S., 27 people in Phoenix have been shot dead since January 1, this year.

The database's latest information also stated that 64 people across the state of Arizona had died as a result of gun violence.

Mugshot of Gloria Reyes and stock image
Mugshot of Gloria Reyes and stock image of a police car. Reyes claimed she was sexually abused by her father. Police handout/ Getty